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Stargazers have caught the biggest and brightest full moon of the year on camera across the world, from Cairo in Egypt, to New York, USA:
The biggest and brightest full moon of the year has been caught on camera around the world. The so-called supermoon appeared up to 14% larger than normal as it swung closer to Earth. Here are some of the best images taken over the weekend.
Skywatchers have been warned they may only have "fleeting" views tonight after weather forecasters predicted cloudy skies for most of the country.
Billy Payne, forecaster at Meteogroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said:
"There'll be a fair amount of cloud around tonight so we may see a few glimpses. It will be fleeting."By tomorrow night the area of low pressure will have moved to the east.
"The clearest skies will be across southern and western parts of England, although most places will have a good chance of a clear view."
At 4am, the Moon will be around 360,000 km away - compared to 400,000 km at its farthest point.
A "supermoon" will grace the skies this weekend, with the satellite expected to appear in its biggest and brightest form this year.
The phenomenon, known as a perigee full moon, occurs when the Moon reaches its closest point to Earth.
At this time it can appear up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than when it is farthest from the planet, experts said.
The Moon is expected to appear at its best in the UK in the early hours of tomorrow morning, at around 4am, Dr Robert Massey, of the Royal Astronomical Society, said.
UK skywatchers will then miss the Moon when it hits perigee, the point in its orbit when it is closest to Earth, which is expected at about midday on Sunday.
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